Sandy leads Raleigh tours, and her husband, Chris, leads Durham tours! Sandy enjoys her day job as an IT consultant a lot, but she loves her weekends, too, and she’s thrilled to be able to show Taste Carolina customers all the best that downtown Raleigh has to offer.

What is your occupation? IT Software Consultant.

Where are you from?  Suburban Philadelphia (Springfield), PA.

When did you move to North Carolina? 1999 via “Silicon Valley”, California.

What do you love best about North Carolina? The Carolina blue sky, the quality of life, and the friendly people.

What do you love best about leading food tours? Meeting new people, sharing the history of the area, and exploring/ supporting the local farm-to-table movement.

What are your favorite foods? (List three) Fresh Summer Tomatoes, Crab Cakes, and any Farm Fresh Cheese.

What is your comfort food? Mashed potatoes (with a few lumps).

What is your favorite drink? Bloody Mary (with horseradish) or un-sweet iced tea.

What food/s won’t you eat/ try? I’ll try anything once or twice, if I don’t have to do the dishes.

Who is the one person you would love to cook with? Jamie Oliver – great British accent and a sense of humor.

What are your hobbies? Traveling, yoga, gardening, motorcycling and trying new restaurants.

Favorite restaurant?  The Weathervane in Chapel Hill.

Favorite sandwich? Grilled cheese with fresh tomatoes — of course.

Favorite cookie? White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal (crunchy not soft).

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